Sunday, June 3, 2012

Excellent Saturday

It was a crappy weekend, weather wise, in Boston. One for staying in and drinking., which is exactly what I did. Yesterday, I went to a Fireside Chat wine tasting at The Fireplace in Brookline, MA.

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We tasted 5 different sauvignon blancs which ranged from sweet to dry.

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The first, Mirassou Sauvignon Blanc was the sweetest and my favorite. I am partial to sweet wine. We also tasted Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc, Murphy Goode Fume Blanc (my second favorite), Groth Sauvignon Blanc and Caego Estate Sauvignon Blanc. All are California wines.

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The Fireplace is a nice cozy place and perfect for a rainy Saturday afternoon. They put a tasting of wine or drinks about once a month and I have been to a few. For $25 with wine and food pairing, there was no better way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

We went shopping after and of course, I could not resist buy a few things but I did not take a picture in the dressing room. The wine must have gone to to my head. I bought this dress by Kate Hill at Lord&Taylor in a smaller size:

 

To top out the great day, we finished at Towne in Boston with a sangria and some spinach and crab dip. Yum!

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I loved this little robot guy at the bar:

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